Ask not what DID we do on our first day of summer vacation but what DIDN’T we do??
After dropping Lilly off at Preschool Trin and I went out to breakfast where we had a ton of fun hanging out and alternately reading and playing Connect Four:
Then we headed back to Lilly’s school for her Mother’s Day performance. Excuse the quality of photo but this little cutie sang and did the motions VERY well: We then grabbed a special lunch and headed to Thanksgiving Point for the dinosaur museum. Couldn’t resist taking a photo with the Megaladon. You’d think it would get old but it doesn’t. 🙂Next stop, the gardens! The tulips are still in full swing:
Peeking through the door of The Secret Garden: This is a glass blown art piece by a local artist: The last mile of our walk was very treacherous. We had to avoid the hot lava (red bricks) by walking only on the grey bricks: Of course, practical problem solver that Lilly is, she discovered that if you just stay to the side, they are ALL grey. She walked back on the side while Trin preferred to dodge certain death up the center: After all THAT, you’d think we would be done, BUT….there were farm animals to see! And wagon rides to take:And old friends to run into! Ashley has a two month old now, which I find crazy since Lilly was two months old the last time we saw her!There were also fears to conquer! Lilly is VERY proud to announce that she got on a horse again!!! Not without wanting mommy to stand next to her while it walked, but I was okay with that and SOOOO proud of her for getting up there!Of course, that deserved a celebration so after inspecting baby goats, sheep, chicks, a peacock, cows, and more Percherons, we headed to the ice cream parlor (after a stop to wash hands!) and ordered ourselves up a Brownie Sundae:I know what you’re thinking. You couldn’t possibly have finished that! Oh yes we did!
Ahhh! What a full day! And so beautiful. Oh yeah, the flowers were pretty too! : )
And why haven’t we ever gone to Thanksgiving Point? Did it rain the last time we thought about it? (Or was it melt down of another variety?) Maybe this summer. We’d better get there before you move to . . . Oh wait, we don’ t know yet. Hurry up Batelle!
I think we thought about it the last time you were here but Lilly was super overtired that day for some reason and it seemed like it would be more stressful than fun to have a big outing. We’ll certainly be happy to go there this summer when you come!
A full day indeed! Molten lava on all sides, dinosaurs lurking, and taming the bronco. I’d say it was a day well spent and one with lots of memories. Yea, Mom!
And mom is worn out to prove it it! 😉 Thanks Linda!